I've had lots of diaries, scrapbooks, idea books and journals over the years. I started with one of the five year diaries with the lock and key when I was about ten, moved on to a fabric covered journal when I was high school.
I stopped journaling when I found out a college roommate had been reading my journal. Looking back, I can't imagine why someone would do that. It just couldn't have been that interesting.
I've made lots of scrapbooks, idea books and gluebooks since then, but they weren't really ongoing journals. When I made my Valentine journal in Karla's class at the begining of February, I decided it would be a semi-daily journal.
I've kept it in the living room, next to my "craft chair"- along with some markers, glue sticks and random papers and images from my stash.
I haven't made myself finish pages in any certain order. Here are some pages that started one day and added to later.
EARLY IN FEB:
EARLY IN FEB:
LATER IN FEB:
One of the biggest influences to what I've doodled or drawn on my pages is Mary Ann Moss. Seeing her patterned journal pages made me realize that it was "okay" to draw some arrows on a page if that was what I felt like doing.
I guess the whole point of my post is: this journal is just FUN- it's not art, it's not documenting any important events, it's just a chance to play.
I haven't finished or filled every page in my "February" journal- but that's ok. It's a work in progress- and I'm going to have to have a March journal in waiting before this one is done.